Wednesday, October 29th
Scholars’ Den (Clements Hall Basement)
All Dedman College students and Professors are welcome to attend “Professors and Pumpkins” on Wednesday, October 29th. This is an opportunity for faculty and students to come together outside the classroom for a spooky evening of coffee and conversation. Come early for the pumpkin decorating contest at 4:30pm and stay for the conversation, beginnign at 5:00pm. Professors are welcome to bring their families and students are encouraged to bring friends. Halloween treats will be provided in addition to the coffee and lively conversation!
Event date: 10/23/2014
Event time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Maddie Chardmchard@smu.edu
Event Description: Meet and greet! Come get to know human rights majors and minors!
For more information: www.smu.edu/humanrights
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Posted Oct. 21, 2014
WHEELING – Two geology professors do not expect to see a slowdown in Marcellus and Utica shale drilling just because the price of oil dropped from a recent high of $107 per barrel in May to $82.75 Monday.
“Ten years ago, we thought $100 (per barrel) oil would be the end of the world. We adjusted. Now, we’ll adjust to this,” said Bernard Weinstein, a professor of economics at Southern Methodist University, following his Monday speech during the Ohio Trucking Association convention at Oglebay Park.
Weinstein said oil production from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas is powering the U.S. to soon become the world leader in oil production. Some Utica and Marcellus oil production adds to the domestic total, as drillers such as Gulfport Energy, Chesapeake Energy and Rice Energy have recorded oil production in West Virginia and Ohio. READ MORE
The New Yorker
Published Oct. 20, 2014
WILLIAM WELLS BROWN, by Ezra Greenspan (Norton). This biography of the most prolific black author of the Civil War era follows its subject from a slave farm in Missouri through a daring escape to freedom and a career as an abolitionist, writer, temperance advocate, and medical doctor. Born to a slave mother and a white father, Wells Brown wrote histories and novels featuring black characters, which became best-sellers. Nearly as well known in his time as his contemporary Frederick Douglass (with whom he occasionally sparred in the press), Wells Brown was largely forgotten until the civil-rights era “rediscovered” him. Greenspan’s book does much to restore him to his proper place in the canon, and provides an invaluable window into the early moments of the modern black struggle for equality. READ MORE
Published Oct. 16, 2014
…”Gas hydrate is known to exist along the U.S. North Atlantic continental margin, with a very large province on Blake Ridge (north of the Bermuda Triangle),” Benjamin Phrampus, an Earth scientist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, told Live Science in an email. READ MORE
Christian Science Monitor
Published Oct 19, 2014
BOSTON — The way corporal punishment evolved in Sandy Haase’s family is, in many ways, typical. Growing up in Orange County, in California, in the 1960s, Ms. Haase knew what would happen if her father got angry. If she or one of her siblings talked back, or perhaps turned on the TV when they were not supposed to do so, “it was ‘Go and get the yardstick,’ ” she says. READ MORE
Christian Science Monitor
Oct. 18, 2014
…“His White House team has really throughout his administration — but particularly in recent years, when approval ratings have been languishing – seemed not to anticipate developments,” says Cal Jillson, a political scientist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. “And maybe even more important, it hasn’t anticipated the politics that accompany developments, whether it’s Syria, or ISIS, or Ebola.” READ MORE
Source: Geothermal Resources Council
Published: Oct. 20, 2014
…A highlight of the Annual Meeting, the Student Leadership Luncheon attracted more than 60 students and geothermal leaders to discuss job opportunities in the industry. In addition, the second annual GRC Scholarships were awarded to Megan Dewit of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada; Paige Granneman of the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; Nastaran Arianpoo of the University of British Columbia, Canada; Joseph Batir of Southern Methodist University, Texas, USA; Maciej Lukawski of Cornell Energy Institute in New York, USA, and Holly McLachlan of the University of Nevada, Reno, USA. READ MORE
KERA public radio 90.1 hosted SMU psychologist Alicia Meuret on Krys Boyd‘s “Think” program Oct. 6. Meuret, Boyd and Madhukar Trivedi, chair of the University of Texas-Southwestern’s Mental Health Department, discussed “How fear serves us and when it can lead us astray,” particularly in the wake of the much-discussed Ebola case in Dallas. READ MORE
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST
Event date: October 19, 2014
Event time: 1:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Sherry Aikman
Location: Dallas Hall/ Basement Lounge
Event Description: Travel with the Embrey Human Rights Program to Holocaust Hungary. Find out all about the trip at an Information Session this Sunday!